My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)
The only downside this audio book had for me was the feeling I got on the commute that other drivers were probably looking at me and wondering what it was that had me grinning like an idiot.
The protagonist's sarcastic narrative -- and narrator Dina Pearlman's performance -- were a perfect combo.
Fast paced, great sequences with plausible predicaments and the right spice of biker-chick crassness kept this story moving -- with me alternatingly engrossed and cracking up the whole time.
I am a web professional who loves reading but life doesn't afford enough time if you are living at the speed of the internet. Audio books were my salvation. I love Science Fiction first and foremost, then Fantasy, and then anything else I can find that sounds interesting.
I loved the parody of Burroughs work. It was one of the better audiobooks I have listened to this year (if listened to with a view towards its humor). I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
No, I went for a few days without to it; however, it's still a great story.
If there is another Jane Carver I sure would.
The dialog was great and different.
Not in one sitting but I listened to it in longer sessions than I normally did.
The heroine reminds me of a couple of people long in my past. This story reminds me of books from Norman and Burroughs. How nice it is to hear them mixed together.
I thoroughly enjoyed the mix and have already purchased the second installment.
Have to say this was a good listen, the characters are interesting the story is good and is it worth the money or credit to get. I see their is some resemblance to the John Carter movie, but in my opinion this book is far more interesting and I hope people will give this book a chance they will be pleasantly surprised.
Good story, moved quickly and elicited enough laughs. Excellent narration which brought Jane to life. I never thought I was not listening to her real story. I couldn't wait to get back in my car to keep listening and was disappointed when the story ended.
Jane. Just seemed real.
Excellent, excellent, excellent.
Absolutely, If I had the time.
It ranks pretty high, I'd say somewhere in the top 20. I was skeptical of this book at first but after reading all the positive reviews I decided to take a chance and I'm glad I did. The story is full of action and the characters are well defined and likeable.
I like the fact that a woman was the protagonist. A lot of writers use male protagonist to play the hero/tough guy but Nathan Long went with a chick and he pulled it off. Jane Carver is a believable "tuff-muff" but there's a soft side to her as well. Jane can kick-ass when she needs to and other times she can be a shoulder to cry on. She's a very likeable character. To be honest with you, I would pay good money to have Jane Carver tie me up and just beat and the crap out of me....oh yeah!
I won't give away too much but my favorite scene, if I have to pick one, it would probably be the biker bar scene in the beginning of book where Jane gets into a fight with the biker dude. That's all I'm going to say to avoid giving too much away.
How'bout, "Dude looks like a lady". I don't know
This is a pretty good book with a storyline that flows nicely. I'm sure I will listen to book 2 soon. It's a fun book to pass some time and I recommend it to anyone who's interested in sy/fy-fantasy or anyone interested in large breasted amazon women kicking butt.
Enjoy the adventure
Totally enjoyed listening to Jane Carver. Glad I finally listened to a Barbarian Queen fantasy book. Caution; Violence, Language and Nudity
Jane Carver is on the run from the police and is suddenly transported to another world. She is a funny, smart cracking biker chick who can take care of herself and tells of her adventures when she becomes involved in helping the sole survivor of a kidnapping to get back his bride to be. It's a roller coaster of a ride with twists and turns from beginning to end in a fascinating world vastly different from our own.
The narrator was terrific and put life into Jane Carver's adventures.
Looking forward to listening to the sequel.